Events and Teaching
• Governor's Institute of Vermont at the Bennington Writing Seminars. June 19-June 25, 2016 Will be leading a weekend workshop for young people interested in writing fiction during the residency program of the Bennington Writing Seminars.
• Governor's Institute of Vermont at Goddard College. February 19-21, 2016 Will be leading a weekend workshop for young people interested in writing fiction.
• Intensive Fiction Workshop at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education Fall 2014. Course Description: This workshop is intended for experienced writers who want concise, direct feedback about their work. Because the workshop is only five classes long, participants should be prepared to have their work critiqued as soon as the class begins. W
• Short Story Writing Class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education Winter, 2014. Course Description: This workshop is intended for experienced writers who would like to focus on the short story form. Eudora Welty once said that writing may be simply a higher form of reading. With these words in mind, we will not only workshop our stories, but also discuss some of the best writers in the genre. How can we learn from them? And if Raymond Carver claimed that the short story is closer to the poem than to the novel, what can we learn from poetry in creating our stories? While much of our time will be spent critiquing each other’s work, there will be ample opportunity for writing activities to hone our craft. Those enrolling in the course should have at least one draft of a short story ready for critique.
• Reading at the Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City. Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:00.
• Full Day Workshop on Character Development: CCAE Writing Conference. Sunday, November 3, 2013, 10:30-4:30.
• The Question of Character: An Advanced Writing Workshop at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Starts in September, 2013
In this workshop we’ll look at some of the essentials for creating characters such as physicality, emotion, dialogue, surprise and perspective. The first half of each class will be spent on writing exercises and discussion while the second half will be in workshop format. Participants should have between 10-20 pages of prose ready for class critique. This workshop is open to novelists and short story writers, as well as memoirists, since real people aren’t always believable or interesting on the page. This is an advanced class and enrollees are expected to have some writing experience. Folks who are interested may click on the Cambridge Center link below.
• Gonson Lecture, Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Same Sex Marriage: Where are We Going, Where Have We Been? I'll be reading from my memoir, A PASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT, about my experience with the same sex marriage debate. I'll also talk about where we are right now regarding marriage equality. Thursday, February 21, 2013 at noon. Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
• Reading at Calamus Bookstore 92 South St # B Boston, MA on Friday, September 28 at 7:00. Three writers: Ken Harvey ( If You Were With Me Everything Would Be All Right, A Passionate Engagement), David Pratt ( Bob the Book, My Movie ) and Michael Graves ( Dirty One ).
•Reading in New York City with other writers from Bennington on Tuesday, January 17, 7:00-9:30, at the Invisible Dog
More information to follow
•Ken will be teaching another fiction writing workshop at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education starting in March 2011.
•Book launch of A Passionate Engagement
sponsored by Back Pages Books:
Reading and Reception
November 14 at 2:00
Chapel of First Parish Church in Waltham
50 Church Street
•Reading at the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival
Ken will be reading from his story collection as well as his soon-to-be-released memoir at the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, which takes place from October 13-17 at various location in Atlanta.
Ken teaches an Advanced Fiction Workshop at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. He is available to offer workshops on writing. Please email him on the Contact page.